Team Villa

Villa: a bolognese with Dakar goal

Some friends have asked us to find information on the possible participation of a Team that participated in the Dakar 1984 with two bikes Villa 2T. Find information more than 30 years is never easy, but the magic of the network and the passion of many of you, they did the miracle. From the information in our possession, the team actually did exist but there are no traces of participation in the Dakar. Below the article text found on a vintage Motocross. Anyone in possession of more information and want to share with us is the acceptable.

Avid passion for motorcycles, looking for adventure and experience different emotions, a pinch of charm for the risk. These are the main reasons that led Riccardo Taroni and Stefano Bucci to estiverai and participate in the next Rallye des Pharaons that will kick off in October. A decision that actually not surprised much knowing the love of jeeps and fellowship which unites the two, one of Forlì and Faenza, that in the winter just ended have been studying a long term program with the ultimate goal to wrangle at least one test of the grueling Paris-Dakar.

Wisely before delving into an adventure that may be beyond their current experiences, they decided to approach these particular enduro races through a step by step program that will see them, for starters, try the Rally of Sardinia in June, to continue then with that of the Pharaohs in October and get that next year with a solid background on the shoulders.

Of course a similar calendar resulted in considerable technical problems beginning with the choice of the bike and sponsors, essential for a project so large; After a series of negotiations, the choice of the means has been directed on the Villa.

The motorcycle manufacturer will study and expressly for the two pilots and for this kind of competitions, an enduro bike in view also of a likely production.

During the winter I'm so initiates testing of Rommel, a two stroke 410 CC. with which Bucci and Taroni will participate as riders bolognese brand at events scheduled. Many sponsors have joined with on the team as sports Director Tiziano Padayatty: those technicians are the Giemme jumpsuits. the M. Robert who provided the boots and accessories, La Nava, the Wiseco Italy, While a consistent support came also from the Motor Club, from goldsmiths Sunsets, from Baby garden but especially from "The seasons" youth clothing company directed by Eris Good which saw off an advertising vehicle suitable to launch its own brand.

Massimo Zanzani